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data mining vendor survey

From: vic xianto <vxianto@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 22:19:28 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20020312061928.57259.qmail@web20402.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Dear www-rdf-interest mailist participants:


Would you mind to participate in our short data mining
survey intended for vendors, consultants, and software
developers? 

Should you agree to participate, just complete the
questionnaire enclosed below and send it back within 5
days upon receipt of this e-mail.

Looking forward to hearing further from you, and
kindest regards.



Yours,



BCC Researcher
Project Analyst
vxianto@yahoo.com


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Datamining Vendor Survey: Questionnaire



Thanks for time you grant us to ask you this
questionnaire. This questionnaire was part of a survey
of datamining market, which will result in a report
volume.


Overview

Within each market segment—healthcare, insurance,
retail, e-commerce, professional services, and
manufacturing—each industry varies in need according
to its own business processes, market segment and
results desired.  

Once this questionnaire has been fulfilled, kindly
send it back to us at vxianto@yahoo.com. Of course we
will also greatly appreciate other supporting
documents from your internal publications, such as
market projection, datamining technology
description/advantages, research focus etc.  Thanks in
advance.






Time 				: ……………….
Date 				: ……………….
Name of responder/participant   : ……………….
Name of company represented     : ……………….
Name of major data mining product : ……………….


A. Company Profile related questions: 

1.	What are your company’s strengths? (technology
leadership, market share dominance, price,
relationship, training, etc.)
………………………………………………………………………………..

2.	What additional share of the market would you
realistically like to obtain this year?
(regional/territory, technological niche, internet
focus etc.) ………………………………………………………………………………..

3.	What was your most successful datamining product?
………………………………………………………………………………..


B. Datamining product related questions: 

1.	What is the significant difference of your
datamining products with others’? 
a.	technology approach
b.	marketing strategy
c.	pricing
d.	relationship
e.	training
f.	others, describe  …………………………………………………...

2.	Why is your datamining product important?
………………………………………………………………………………..

3.	What existing problem(s) in IT areas would it
solve?
………………………………………………………………………………..

4.	Who (or what) would benefit by these products? Who
are the stakeholders needing a solution of your
products?
………………………………………………………………………………..

5.	What form would this benefit take?  
……………………………………….


6.	What is the major form of your data mining
products?
a.	Hardware (storage etc)
b.	Software (analytical tools etc)
c.	Applications (ASP, internet data miner etc)
d.	Consulting service
e.	Analysts service
f.	Other, specify ……………………………………………………

7.	What is the major group of your data mining
products?
a.	data service providers
b.	systems integrators
c.	package vendor
d.	macromining
e.	micromining 
f.	data visualization 
g.	other, specify ……………………………………………………

8.	Which industry(s) are these products intended for?
a.	Healthcare
b.	Insurance
c.	Retail
d.	E-commerce
e.	Professional Service
f.	Manufacturing
g.	Banking & Finance
h.	Others, describe …………………..

9.	What market share is obtained by the products?
a.	Below 5%
b.	Between 5%-10%
c.	Between 11%-25%
d.	Between 26%-50%
e.	Above 50%

10.	What is the overall return on investment (measured
in percentage) of your data mining products?
a.	Below 5%
b.	Between 5%-10%
c.	Between 11%-25%
d.	Between 26%-50%
e.	Above 50%

11.	How do your company predict the data mining market
prospect in the next six month?
a.	Excellent
b.	Very bright
c.	Steady/flat
d.	Not so good
e.	Shrinking market
f.	We consider to change to other IT market
g.	Other, describe  ………………………

12.	How do your company predict the data mining market
prospect in the next few years (1-3)?
a.	Excellent
b.	Very bright
c.	Steady/flat
d.	Not so good
e.	Shrinking market
f.	We consider to change to other IT market
g.	Other, describe  ………………………


C. Datamining market related questions: 

13.	What is the worldwide sales figure of your
datamining product(s) for the last year? 
a.	Below US$50 millions
b.	Between US$51-US$200 millions
c.	Between US$201-US$500 millions
d.	Above US$500 millions (describe in details if
possible, by technology field).

14.	What is your market projection for the worldwide
sales figure of all datamining product(s) for this
year 2002?
a.	 Below US$50 millions
b.	Between US$51-US$200 millions
c.	Between US$201-US$500 millions
d.	Above US$500 millions (describe in details if
possible, by technology field).

15.	What is the US sales figure of your datamining
product(s) for the last year? 
a.	Below US$50 millions
b.	Between US$51-US$200 millions
c.	Between US$201-US$500 millions
d.	Above US$500 millions (describe in details if
possible, by technology field).

16.	What are the most significant market drivers of
your datamining products sales? 
a.	country economic growth
b.	e-commerce growth rate
c.	internet growth rate
d.	industrial growth rate
e.	marketing expenditures
f.	others, describe ………………………………………………………..


17.	What are the worldwide sales figure of your
datamining product(s) for the recent year (s), based
on industry area? What is the worldwide sales figure
of your datamining product(s) for the last year? 
a.	Below US$50 millions
b.	Between US$51-US$200 millions
c.	Between US$201-US$500 millions
d.	Above US$500 millions (describe in details if
possible, by technology field).

18.	What are the key technologies used in your
datamining products?
a.	Nearest Neighbor
b.	Case-based Reasoning
c.	Logical – Rule induction
d.	Logical – Genetic Algorithm
e.	Logical – Decision Trees
f.	Agents
g.	Belief Nets (causal network)
h.	Statistics (incl. Fuzzy Logic, Rough Sets etc)
i.	Neural Nets
j.	Data visualisation
k.	Others, describe ……………………….

19.	Qualitative impact of datamining: How you describe
the future of datamining technologies in each industry
application (describe in details if possible, by
product types, such as datamining software, hardware,
application market, consulting service etc.)? How
could these improvements different from existing
products? What qualities could be expected from new
research in datamining? 


End of questionnaire. Thanks for your participation in
this survey.



March 8, 2002
BCC Researcher
Project Analyst
vxianto@yahoo.com
whisper@ekilat.com






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